Child Health

Pfizer Vaccine 5 – 11 years – FAQ

20.02.21 Below are common questions presented to Public Health. If you have any unanswered questions please email Health.Promotion@gha.gi. Note, the risk-benefit strongly in favour of vaccination for almost all groups is less clear-cut for children. Young people and their parents will need to understand potential benefits, potential side effects and[…]

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Childhood obesity and COVID-19

Retrospective studies comparing child BMI recordings pre and post pandemic indicate a rise in obesity levels, among all age groups [1,2,3]. Risk factors believed to exacerbate overweight included: reduced physical activity, increased screen time, and access to unhealthy foods. Local data post pandemic is still being collected, but 10 years[…]

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is very common in young children and the majority will have had the infection by the age of two. For the majority of children, the illness is not serious and they recover quickly with adequate rest and plenty of fluids.  Viruses are spread when an infected[…]

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